02/25/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Book of Love
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIfuNPbBaaA - The Book of Love - The Monotones, 1957 - The video quality on this fades out from time to time. I like that; my memories of that time do the same thing.
|"The Book of Love" (also titled "(Who Wrote) The Book of
Love") is a
rock and roll song, originally by
The Monotones. It was written by three members of the group, Warren
Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick, and it peaked at #5 on the
Billboard Hot 100.
Lead singer Charles Patrick heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line "wonder where the yellow went". From there he got the idea for the line, "I wonder, wonder, wonder who, who wrote the book of love", working it up into a song with Davis and Malone. The "boom" part of the song was a result of a kid kicking a ball against the garage while they were rehearsing. It sounded good, so they added it to the song.
In September 1957, the Monotones recorded "The Book of Love", which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records' subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It attained a Billboard ranking of #5 for pop songs and #3 for R&B in 1958. It also reached #5 in Australia...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
27 - Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods of IL;
28 - Wayne Agee ('58) of FL;
29 - What WOULD Be a Happy Leap Year Day Birthday to Bob Schweida ('54) of NH;
01 - Alan Cohen ('57);
03 - Jerry Seay ('63) of VA AND Robert Shapiro ('63) of VA;
04 - The late Mr. William Etheridge (NNHS Principal) (deceased - 04/19/05) AND The late Roland McCoy (June '45) (deceased - 01/09/15)!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 25, 1932 - Adolf Hitler obtained German citizenship by naturalization, which allowed him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.|
TODAY IN 1965:
|Thursday, February 25, 1965 - Guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Junkyard, and Dag Nasty) Brian Baker was born.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/24/15:
|“The course of our
lives is not determined by great, awesome decisions. Our direction is
set by the little day-to-day choices which chart the track on which we
Gordon B. Hinckley
Thank you, Susan!
From Jimmy Smith ('62 / '63) of VA - 02/24/15 - "MARCH BIRTHDAYS FOR CLASS OF 1963":
|CAROL, THE FOLLOWING LIST IS THE
CLASS OF '63 MARCH BIRTHDAYS.
MARCH 18TH - LINDA COATES ( JONES )
MARCH 27TH - LINDA WILLIAMS ( SNELLING )
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
Thanks so much, Jimmy! I've double checked these names on our Birthday Page:
From Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 02/24/15 - " Gene Kelly (23 Aug 1912 - 02 Feb 1996)":
|This is fantastic. It
is unbelievable. If you’ve ever roller-skated, you will find
this impossible to believe!!!
Gene Kelly Tap Dancing in Roller Skates...
You have no idea how good Gene Kelly was at dancing until you watch this. Notice also that almost all the ladies were wearing gloves except at the end when folks were clapping.
This will bring some of those old time memories for most of us.
Gene Kelly Tap Dancing in Roller Skates
WOWZERONI! Thank you, Sarah Sugah!
From Mayim Bialik (North Hollywood High School, CA - '93) of CA - 02/23/15 - "Why I Didn’t Watch The Oscars":
|Why did I
skip watching the Academy Awards? I wrote about it for
Thank you, Mayim! I didn't watch the show either! While my reasons for that decision were (surprisingly!) remarkably similar to yours, I must admit that my main motivation was that I wanted to watch The Walking Dead and The Talking Dead on AMC with my daughter Sunday night! "This is how we survive!"
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 02/24/15 - "Smile Makers, Funny Facts and All":
(From Clean Laughs and Daily Groaner)
I returned to my parents' home to attend a funeral. At the temple, my mother led me to a man who looked vaguely familiar. "Barbara, remember Rabbi Green?" she asked as she left me in his company.
I frantically tried to place him, and suddenly it came to me. He was the kind man who, five years earlier, had officiated at my grandmother's funeral. "It's good to see you again, Rabbi," I said. "Though I wish it weren't always under such tragic circumstances."
The rabbi looked perplexed but uttered some words of consolation before he was called away. A few minutes later, I rejoined my mother.
whispered, "after all this time, to run into the rabbi who
performed your wedding!"
- Seth Meyers
- Jimmy Kimmel
- Dave Letterman
Thank you, Shari!
One dark night outside a small town in Minnesota, a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.
When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved. I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."
But the roaring flames held the firefighters off.
Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files.
From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby Norwegian rural township volunteer fire company composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65. To everyone's amazement, that little run-down fire engine roared right past all the newer sleek engines that were parked outside the plant.
Without even slowing down it drove straight into the middle of the inferno. Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old timers jumped off right in the middle of the fire fought it back on all sides. It was a performance and effort never seen before.
Within a short time, the Norske old timers had extinguished the fire and had saved the secret formulas. The grateful chemical company president announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave fire fighters.
The local TV news reporter rushed in to capture the event on film, asking their chief, "What are you going to do with all that money?"
"Vell," said Ole Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, "Da first thing ve gonna do is fix da brakes on dat @#$% truck!
From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 02/23/15:
BONUS (FLOWER) BOOK (OF LOVE) CROCHET PATTERN:
BONUS BOOK OF LOVE RECIPES:
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 02/24/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat ==============================================
Written by Warren Davis, George Malone and Charles Patrick
The Monotones, 1957/8
"The Book of Love" midi courtesy of
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy ofSarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the lateHerbert Hice of MI one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
Animated Navy Flag courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Animated Laughing Elephant courtesy of Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA -
Animated Laughing Woman courtesy of Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/23/09